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Enhance your life experience by stepping into the incomparable world of Tai Chi - learning how to fly from deep inside your essential nature. Discover the skillful movements and psychology of this ancient art that bring flow, ease and grace to life. Begin a long-term investment in healthy, self supportive being. Learn, play and practice with other like-minded people.

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Portland School of Tai Chi Chuan


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Current Curriculum 

Hello Everyone and welcome to the Portland School of Tai Chi Chuan.  

We teach the Yang Style, Short Form, of Tai Chi, as developed by Professor Cheng Man-Ching.  We are affiliated with the international Tai Chi Foundation (TCF), which offers instruction in the Tai Chi form, Tai Chi sword, Roots and Branches Qi Gong, and meditation.  The TCF also trains teachers.​


This is your invitation to participate in our April 2023 classes; we hope you will consider joining us to learn or deepen your learning and appreciation of Tai Chi Chuan. 

Classes on Zoom will start Saturday, April 1: 

Beginning 1 Class:  10 AM – 11 AM PT. Ten one-hour sessions, first of which is a FREE introduction.

Register:  Register in advance for this meeting:


Fundamentals 2:  11:30 AM PT – 12:30 PM PT.  Continuation of learning and embodying Tai Chi principles.

Register in advance for this meeting:

Meet Our Staff

Patrik, Maureen, and A.J.


“Tai Chi is my dependable best friend for maintaining health and balance.  After 50 years of teaching and practicing, I understand and appreciate the unity of body/mind/spirit."

“I love the powerful, yet gentle way Tai Chi leads me to deal with stress through relaxation and meditative-like movements.  As a naturopathic doctor, I receive tremendous physical, emotional and mental health benefits, including improved balance, mood, and energy flow."

“Tai Chi continues to be a go-to source for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual support in my life.  And transmitting those gifts to our students makes me very happy."

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Tai Chi Benefits

Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese exercise that promotes health and well-being.  As you move through a series of postures at a slow and even pace, your body relaxes and your mind and emotions become calm. Tai Chi is gentle enough for anyone to enjoy, no matter the age. Practicing Tai Chi increases circulation, improves balance and posture, reduces stress, and increases vitality.  It combines meditation, movement and breath awareness.   Tai Chi is both a cardiovascular and weight-bearing exercise.


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